Quick Parmesan Spinach

We don't recommend using frozen spinach in this recipe. Even though fresh spinach might be more expensive, the flavor is beyond compare. Be sure to rinse and dry the leaves before cooking.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 2 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 58
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Fat 2.8 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 5.1 g
Carbohydrate 5.6 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Calcium 176 mg


2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 teaspoons olive oil
Vegetable cooking spray
3 (10-ounce) packages fresh spinach
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Sauté garlic in hot oil in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add spinach, 1 handful at a time, and sauté just until spinach begins to wilt. Add salt, red pepper, and lemon juice, gently tossing to coat. Remove from heat, and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.